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Fashion in the 1960s

Op Art, Pop Art, Miniskirts and Mod; Bobs, Boots, paisley and eye-liner four inches thick . . . "The Swinging Sixties" and "The Roaring Twenties" were the only decades...

Fashion in the 1970s

Fashion in the early 1970s seemed to have little rhyme or reason; while both sexes were wearing tie-dyed shirts, 'unisex' bell-bottoms and second-hand military attire...

Fashion in the 1980s

The early 80s were all about BIG. Everyone needed bigger hair, bigger muscles, bigger breasts and bigger budgets to pull the whole thing off. Think Brooke...

Fingerless Gloves

Girls had lace, boys had leather, but neither had fingers. No longer for cardboard-box-dwellers anymore, fingerless gloves were the super-cool street style of the 1980s. There...

Flares

Move over bellbottoms, here comes something that looks . . . the same? Many people consider the slow spread of the pant leg to...

Freezy Freakies

The winter gloves that would produce little cartoons characters on them - if it got cold enough. Unfortunately they only seemed to work when it...

Gaucho Pants

An early 70s look stolen from the gaucho (the traditional cowboy of Argentina), these wide-legged short pants were the hottest things to wear with...

Go-Go Boots

In 1964, futuristic designer André Courrèges sent a model sashaying down the runway in a white mini with matching white, ankle-high boots. This new boot...

Granny Dresses

Mini-skirts and hot pants guaranteed an eyeful, but the granny dress buttoned up and covered everything but the head and hands. The granny dress was...

Granny Glasses

Despite their name, granny glasses were a fashion statement of vibrant youth. Also known as Ben Franklin glasses, the specs first started appearing in...

Grunge

Plaid shirts were the livery of grunge, and had every band from Seattle to Sheffield looking like a bunch of depressed lumberjacks. Designer Marc Jacobs...

Gypsy Blouses

A light cotton top, gathered at the neck line and bottom. The string at the neck usually had little bells on the end. Worn...

Gypsy Chic

Bohemian beauty Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac was a gypsy princess who brought the ethereal dream world of fairies to her fans. Her eclectic...

Hair

Elvis may have been known as "The Pelvis" but his big pompadour hairdo was just as famous as his swivelling hips (it just didn't make that neat...

Hawaiian Mania

An abundance of disposable income combined with Hawaii's entrance into the Union in 1959 manifested itself in the US as a mania for all...

Heroin Chic

Heroin Chic was a look popularised in mid-1990s fashion and characterised by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure. The...

Hippies

Like no other time before, the 60’s exploded into personal freedom and self-expression, seen through bands of teenagers with unique — and remarkably different...

Hipsters (Hip-huggers)

Hipsters (or 'hip-huggers' in North America) not only hugged the hips, but highlighted the belly button in a bold fashion move. First worn by the...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...